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    deighaingeal, something I forgot is that a lot of whetstones like a Charnley are sunk into their box. It can portrude only about 1/8" but it may be 1/2" thick which would be more than enough for a Charnley.

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    This is very true, mine is:

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    Shooter, that seems to be the most common size around 9-12'' by around 2''.

    Here are mine, the largest is around 12'' the two middle ones are 9'' and the small one is an oddity at only 6''.

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    That second one from the left really shows off the pink hues! Nice stones, you are making many of us great with envy! Thanks for showing them off!
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    The 2 on the left both have nice lines, the darker one has orange lines. The 2nd from the right is totally green/blue with a few black/grey 3d dots. All are Charnleys. I'll get round to posting a better picture sometime..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piet View Post
    deighaingeal, something I forgot is that a lot of whetstones like a Charnley are sunk into their box. It can portrude only about 1/8" but it may be 1/2" thick which would be more than enough for a Charnley.
    Actually the one I saw didn't have a box like I've seen on any other CF. It was small too which is weird. Out of the box though it was thin. I saw this weekend that they had sold it. The lady I talked to before informed me that the guy who picked it up said that I missed out on a special stone. I informed her that I'm not willing to over pay on an unknown hone.
    The coloration was slightly different from the CFs I've seen, but it still could have been. I'm no expert. I still would like one, but college first, then student loans.....then maybe a few naturals.
    There is a store about 30 miles from here that does get the occasional hone and they don't sell very fast. I may go in and post pics, as best I can, to see what they are. They never know what they are, but they do know they are worth money so the prices are higher than just a random hone, but they aren't as high as Ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    Unfortunately Charnleys are not labelled, so no one knows which come from the Whittle Hill quarry and which do not. I have some Charnelys which are perfectly oblong, while others are irregularly shaped. I have a suspicion that the perfectly oblong ones may be from Whittle Hill, however I've no way of knowing...
    I would say something different. As in old times they were hacked rather than cut with a saw and ground down this could be the main difference between oblonged and more wedge like natural shape hones. About a month ago I had in hand two huge CFs both with simmilar colours and characteristics but one of them more natural and the other cut and roughly ground on sides and bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    Shooter, that seems to be the most common size around 9-12'' by around 2''.

    Here are mine, the largest is around 12'' the two middle ones are 9'' and the small one is an oddity at only 6''.

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    I have question about the hone on the far right. Would you say that the hone on the right has inclusions in one way byt when you wet it it looks like there apears onother layer of inclusions in different direction?

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